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LDS Church Releases FAQs Regarding Finances

LDS Church Releases FAQs Regarding Their Finances

After Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé shared his thoughts on financial self-reliance in an LDS.org article, the Church released a number of frequently asked questions regarding the finances of the Church to provide both context and understanding to these monetary matters. The questions include how tithing funds are used, why the Church does not publish financial information, if the Church pays …

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Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

Church Removes Over Half of Missionaries in Nicaragua Due to Growing Unrest

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the following statement about the transfer of 169 missionaries out of 327 serving in Nicaragua: Due to growing political instability in Nicaragua, the Church is in the process of transferring 169 missionaries out of that country. This includes 37 missionaries from the Nicaragua Managua North Mission, all of whom were …

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President Eyring Rededicates Jordan River Utah Temple

President Eyring Rededicated Jordan River Utah Temple

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rededicated the Jordan River Utah Temple May 20, 2018. During the two-year closure, the temple’s interior was extensively renovated. New furniture, carpet, decorative paint motifs, artwork and art glass were added, and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements were updated to …

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First Presidency and NAACP Leaders Call for Greater Civility, Racial Harmony

First Presidency and NAACP Leaders Call for Greater Civility, Racial Harmony

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the national leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are calling for greater civility and racial harmony. Senior Church leaders and the NAACP released a joint statement Thursday morning following a meeting in the Administration Building on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. “Today, in unity …

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First Presidency to Give Live Video Statement Alongside NAACP

First Presidency to Give Live Video Statement Alongside NAACP

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. MDT, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will join with leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to share a live video message on social media. You can sign up through your personal Facebook account to be reminded when the group …

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St. George Temple Vandalized, Perpetrator Arrested

St. George Temple Vandalized Early Saturday Morning

In the early morning hours this Saturday, a man broke a window and entered the St. George Utah Temple. In a statement from LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, “He then proceeded to the fifth floor of the temple, damaging furniture, artwork and other items along the way. After causing additional damage on the fifth floor, he was contained by temple …

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Major 2-Year Renovations Planned for Mesa Arizona Temple

Major Renovation Planned for Mesa Arizona Temple

Detailed plans of major renovations for the historic Mesa Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released Thursday, May 10, 2018, days before the religious building is scheduled to close for a two-year renovation. The 75,000-square-foot temple will undergo extensive work, including site improvements, exterior maintenance, interior finishes, and building system maintenance for HVAC systems. …

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10 Pressing Questions Answered About Church’s Youth Program Change

10 Pressing Questions Answered About Church's Youth Program Change

The following FAQ addresses a new initiative from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its children and youth development. Why is the Church changing its children and youth programs? Over the past several years, the Church has been conducting an extensive review of all existing children and youth activities and personal development programs. As a global church with millions …

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LDS Church Announces New Worldwide Initiative for Children and Youth

LDS Church Announces New Worldwide Initiative for Children and Youth

The children and youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide are precious. They represent the future, and ministering to their needs is a significant focus for the Church. For years, Church leaders have been preparing a new initiative to teach and provide leadership and development opportunities to all children and youth, to support families and to strengthen …

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Elder Uchtdorf Discusses Future Russia Temple

Elder Uchtdorf Discusses Future Russia Temple

During a recent visit to Eastern Europe, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged members in Russia to prepare their hearts for a new temple. President Russell M. Nelson recently announced that a new temple will be built in a major Russian city yet to be …

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